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  1. N

    Physically difficult to maintain conversations

    I like being social, but it is physical more than mental for me. What I mean is that I can begin conversation comfortably and speak naturally, but any more than that my speech begins to degrade. My jaw gets tight, and I start to have trouble first with 'r' sounds and eventually any speech that...
  2. agenderbeing

    College and Job-seeking Advice?

    Hello there, I’m currently in a huge transitional part of my life as a college student. If open to sharing, feel free yo reply with your own experiences/struggles as a neurodivergent person (especially if a part of multiple marginalized groups).Thanks! All experiences are valid.
  3. Tired Anna

    How do you fight/distract yourself from fears and overthinking?

    All of us have rational and irrational fears, and as an overthinker I often start thinking about the worst cases and horrible problems, which may or may not come in the future, so beating yourself over them over and over just drains me mentally and physically. I only touched this topic with my...
  4. NyanbinaryNyahess

    How do I convince my doubtful parents of my autism?

    Hi, so I was diagnosed with autism back in March this year. It’s a big deal to me because I’m only being diagnosed now as an adult in college. At this point, I’ve much accepted it along with my friends. Receiving the accommodations I needed was life-changing. However, it’s difficult for my...
  5. Valily

    How do I start the conversations?

    Hello, I want to clarify immediately that "the conversation" isn't referring to making friends. How do I start the conversations? The tough talks? In a lot of social contexts I have a lot of difficulty approaching serious and heated subjects, this usually leads me to never talk about things...
  6. C

    Unsure of diagnoses

    I was evaluated for autism today- and didn’t get sent home with a very clear answer. Instead I was prescribed two medications to try, abilify, and another medication for adhd, an upper I guess. The dr seemed to suggest I exhibited symptoms for both add and autism, but didn’t give me a clear...
  7. anthonywmd

    Seeking Feedback on a Short Film Script!

    Hello! I have been working on a short script called "Pareidolia in B Minor" for a few years now, and have recently been getting some feedback by some of my collaborators that they are picking up on certain aspects or traits within the main characters' personalities that may be related to...
  8. L

    Experiences with people pleasing

    Hello everyone, This topic is troubling me for some days now and I think I just had to get it out somewhere and also hope you could share some of your own experiences. I have noticed I am a huge people pleaser and I don’t know how to feel about it. Except for some kinds of people, I basically...
  9. Y

    I'm having a tough time finding a full-time job

    I've been out of school since last May and I've been trying really hard to find a full-time job. However, I can't find anything related to my major or what I want to do. I graduated with a master's in communication and a bachelor's in film and media, and I really want to do something that...
  10. J

    Going through diagnosis woman

    Hi i am going through diagnosis after a lifetime of anxiety/depression. Psych has talked to me at length and given me two tests so far which can up as being on the autism spectrum. only thing is there are things that really fit and some that don’t. Im very highly empathic and get things like...
  11. B

    Advice for talking to my dad about my neurodiversity?

    I have been really struggling lately with sensory overload at my dad’s house, and I need some advice with talking to him about it and managing it. There are 3 small kids, so it is rather noisey and my relationship with my dad is a bit strained and I struggle talking to him and asking for stuff...
  12. Y

    My anxiety ridden brain ruined something I liked and I don't know what to do

    Hello. This is my first time posting on this site. I'm still figuring out what is and isn't talked about and how I should word my post, so sorry if this isn't like how posts are supposed to be. I originally posted this on the Aspergers and Autism subreddits, but they got very few responses that...
  13. A

    How would you tell apart a Reason from an Excuse?

    This is my first general post and I have to get this off my chest. I ask this question because before I was diagnosed, I was miserable and depressed. Worst of all, I was ashamed of myself for not living up to my own preconceived expectations; For my Myself and for my own family. I contemplated...
  14. Jenisautistic

    Disability acceptance video suggestions

    Hello everyone I have decided to try to further explain and educate to my organization and make a meaning About how developmental disabilities should be respected and accepted However most of the stuff right now I could find is on autism only If anyone happens to know the video or could...
  15. V

    "Emptiness" without Special Interest?

    Does anyone else both not have a special interest/obsession or anything, but feel like you should have one but not in a "you need one to be autistic" way? Moreso I mean feeling like you need something to completely focus on and maybe obsess about but not having anything like that, and therefore...
  16. dylan_gnome

    Trying to get myself out of a “food loop”

    Not sure if this is the best board to post this in but it didn’t seem like it really fit in any of the others. For the past few weeks I’ve found myself stuck in what I call a “food loop” where I only want to eat one type of food, or food from a specific restaurant. This month it’s Taco Bell...
  17. V

    Likely to be Delayed 2-3 Years, Advice?

    So I'm in a bit of a pickle, maybe you guys can help me out with some tips or advice? While it is NOT set in-stone yet, I am VERY likely to end up being delayed an additional 2 or 3 years for my High School education (currently 12th grade, was within a semester of graduating at one point) due...
  18. The Great Timsby

    I am really struggling...

    Hi. My name is Timothy, I am 21 years old with Asperger's and ADHD. I'll try to cut straight to the chase. I can't make myself go to work most days. I Hate most jobs I've had. The job I'm working now should be good and i like the people I work with, yet I still can't make myself go to work most...
  19. Jenisautistic

    A question for autistic content creators

    hello everyone I have done a couple of blogs on neurodiversity in the past and would like to get back into writing. I sometimes would also make youtube videos and could use advice on that as well. does anyone here create blogs or other content on the internet on this topic or even in general...
  20. S

    Being married to a not understanding partner, Help!

    Hello everyone. I'm new to this site. The reason i write here is because i feel so discouraged on a daily basis because my husband, who i do love very much, refuse to believe I have asperger. I have no one to talk to and I'm wondering if there is anyone else out there that is going through the...
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